Friday, May 11, 2012

parks and friends and storms

I have some catching up to do! Here are some pictures from the week.

We went to a park with some friends. Look at all those cute girls!! These are my girls, and the two girls of my new friend who also just moved to Texas. Hopefully they'll be good little play mates. And hopefully I'll get a better picture of the 4 of them :)
 If you aren't friends with me on Facebook, then you missed this cute picture of Veda sleeping the other night. I brought quinn in to bed and we saw Veda hanging out of her crib. We got a good little (quiet) giggle out of it.
 We had some other friends over (also NEW people in our ward. They live just down the street and have a couple of kids that are my kids' age). We had them over to play- and once again the sand table proves to be the best toy on the planet.
 Here are all the kiddos having a snack.
 And yikes-- when did she get so big? Sitting there like one of the big kids :)

 And trying to swipe Jack's snack... hah... :)

It sure looks like I'm making some new friends, but quite honestly I feel kinda discouraged. It was enrichment at church last night and I texted THREE people that I would come pick them up. Which is a step out of my comfort zone as it is. None of them came. Plus I drove home in the WORST WEATHER EVER! It was a severe thunderstorm, but it sure felt like a hurricane. I cried and prayed the whole way home. I didn't drive over 20 mph the whole way- and I still couldn't see through the rain and lightning. I even passed my own house because I couldn't see it. Scary. It was definitely the worst weather I have driven in 10 years. I walked in the door soaking wet and cried. I think Dave thought I was crazy (or crashed the car). So maybe it's good that no one wanted to come with me... but still :)


Mom said...

I'm glad you got home safely. Cute pictures of all those cute kids!

Shane and Amy Jo said...

I am always thinking about you, you know that!? I can't imagine trying to be brave with new people and friends. You are awesome to go out of your comfort hard to do. Hang in there. Others will see and love your awesomeness. I'm sure of it! And holy scary weather. I'm glad you found your way!!!

Aaron, Whitney, and Jade said...

I'm sorry Amber. Hopefully it makes you feel a little better to look at the pictures and see that things are coming together slowly? And look on the bright side, you won't get stuck in a snowstorm! Thank goodness for facebook and blogging so you can always feel connected to people who care about you even when you're far away.

Shawn AND Chelsey said...

i just love your dining room table. it's super cute! and amber, don't worry about making friends... you are like the easiest person in the world to get along with! and one of the nicest, sweetest friends i have!!! you're going to have friends coming out of your ears in no time at all!!!

and stay out of those storms! yikes!

Anonymous said...

Hang in there! It takes time to make good friends! You are way awesome!! Scary driving home in the storm.

I appreciate your HONESTY. It helps me realize that other mom's go thru the same stuff I go thru (kinda sorta). :)